A Class Of Its Own

Lotus Wants To Help Other Carmakers Improve Handling

“There is area for it, but we have so several items to do that we’re...

“There is area for it, but we have so several items to do that we’re now dedicated to. Getting a new product assortment out there is the priority,” said Matt Windle, Government Director of Sports Motor vehicle Engineering for Lotus. This is probably a sensible conclusion, as a limited version product wouldn’t provide as substantially earnings to a little firm like Lotus. The firm is at present working on the aforementioned Evija, a lengthy-rumored SUV, and an Evora substitution tipped to be known as the Esprit.

The 3-Eleven replaced the two-Eleven and is however, to this day, just one of the coolest autos Lotus at any time made. It was powered by a 3.five-liter Toyota 2GR-FE V6 motor with a supercharger, which made 410 hp in street-heading guise and 460 hp in the race motor vehicle. Because it weighed just two,039 kilos (in the street-heading edition), the 3-Eleven could strike 60 mph in 3.3 seconds or just two.nine seconds in the lighter racing guise.